SHAH ALAM: A notice had been sent to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) asking them to dismantle the two Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras installed in the Kajang municipality.
State executive councillor Ronnie Liu said the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) had informed JPJ to remove the cameras within 14 days, after which the council would dismantle the structures itself.
"In the Local Government Act, any structure built on land, regardless if it belongs to an individual, organisation or Government agency, must obtain development order from the local council," he told reporters Wednesday.
Liu said he did not have the exact date of the notice sent to JPJ, but said neither JPJ, the AES contractors nor the Transport Ministry had applied to MPKj to set up the AES cameras.
At the Selangor Economic Action Council (MTES) meeting last week, the state government decided to ban the implementation of AES in the state.
Liu proposed that Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha seek advice from Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung on the matter.
On a related development, Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim announced that former Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Mida) director-general Datuk N. Sadasivan will chair the independent committee tasked with reviewing the development of a condominium project in Batu Caves.
Selangor Town and Country Planning Department deputy director Norasiah Bee had been appointed as secretary to the committee, while the names of other committee members would be disclosed at a later date.
Khalid said he would meet Sadasivan and the other committee members this week to discuss the scope of the committee.
"Under its scope is to review all development projects implemented and planned in Batu Caves, and taking into account every aspect, including people's welfare, the interest of the Hindu community, environmental safety and existing laws," he said.
The Batu Caves temple management had threatened to sue the state government unless construction to a 29-storey condominium project next to the Unesco heritage side is shelved.
Source From : The Star